New Scottish touring film fest

Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins will be touring remote locations on Scotland’s east coast this August with a mobile film festival featuring such as Kurosawa’s Macbeth inspired, “Throne of Blood”, Peter Watkins “Culloden”, and a number of other classics.

But I’m not mentioning this because of the line up, but it reflects what’s been a growing call for festivals to move away from being once a year fixed location events, to doing such as ‘best of festival’ tours.

Some filmmakers have started doing this themselves, with “Morris, A Life with Bells On” being a praticular case in point. Despite having a pretty stellar cast, and a theme which easily connects with such as “The Full Monty” and “Billy Elliot”, it failed to get UK distribution. And maybe that’s been a blessing in disguise as it’s been playing to packed houses, often with several shows a day, across much of the soutwest for several months.

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